The story behind Kenra Professional

From trend-driven colour to award-winning style, Kenra Professional has been creating products at the forefront of innovation since 1960

How it all began…

Following a successful career as the owner of a barber shop, a top-performing salesman Henry Meyers found himself at odds with the bureaucratic ivory tower managers who had no idea what was happening in the field. He had done everything else in the barber/beauty industry, so why not start a new company, or better yet, buy one? So in late 1959, aged almost 50, Henry acquired a small manufacturer in Indianapolis called Kenra Laboratories, which since the late 40s had tried to make its way into the shampoo business.

Henry knew what it took to make shampoo and to sell shampoo. He loved every aspect of the business and progressively grew his company as it became known for producing high-quality professional products.

The people of Kenra were Henry’s extended family; he relished pay-day when he would personally hand out every cheque, making sure to inquire about everyone’s families, their hurts and their joys. He remained active in Kenra until he was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in 2000. On 6 March 2001, the beauty and barber supply industry lost one of its very best, but we are all better off for Henry Meyers having dared, shared and cared!

Kenra Professional

Kenra now boasts some of the most popular styling products in the professional industry, with the iconic Volume 25 Spray being voted Stylist Choice award-winner for Favourite Hairspray an unprecedented 13 years in a row.

Launched in 2004, Kenra Platinum was introduced with luxurious ingredients, premium fragrances and innovative technology, fast becoming a firm favourite of stylists and consumers alike.

Top reasons to introduce Kenra Professional into your salon:

  • Award-winning, professional and reliable products with a community of loyal stylists who swear by them.
  • The unique hold index makes product recommendation to clients even easier, potentially helping your revenue soar.
  • Kenra has an impressive selection of award-winning hairsprays to suit all of your styling needs, from flexible, light hold to super hold and wind proof.
  • Kenra Platinum is an affordable luxury using the latest ingredients and exclusive technology – the iconic Blow-Dry Spray has received the Stylist Choice Award for Favourite Time-Saving Product.
  • The entire range of products is cruelty-free.
  • Kenra Professional is brand new to the UK and is exclusive to Salon Success.*

Kenra Color

Since its US launch six years ago, Kenra Color has become the brand of choice for thousands of trend-driven stylists across the United States. With unparalleled grey coverage delivering true to tone, natural-looking colour and a consistency you’ll love, you can expect soft, shiny results that your clients will crave.

From metallics to rapid toners and every colour your client could want, Kenra Color has you covered.

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*in partnership with Salon Services strictly trade-only stores